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    Rikishi Status Natsu 2019

    After landing partly on his injured knee - courtesy of Aoiyama's henka - Takakeisho probably realised it was not worth it after all. He didn't look quite comfortable even before that. Ikioi is having a kyujo-like basho again, but I doubt he will withdraw. He is now on a 3-20 run.
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    New Juryo Natsu 2019

    After a while I thought that Irodori would neve gonna make it. It's been more than 8 years since his makushita debut anyway. It must be some kind of record. Let's see if finally makes his breakthrough. Speaking of a long time between makushita and juryo promotions, it is a tough decision for Fujiazuma. With this banzuke it could hardly have been any different, but he has kind of deserved this unlikely promotion, which is unlikely given his career path over the past 4 or 5 years, specially the last 2.
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    Enho vs. Ichinojo?

    Or Chuck Norris. On a more serious note, skill may help prevent injuries to some extent. Rikishi who know how to fall and those who are most of the time in a dominant position (Hakuho got injured against the only rikishi who put him on the back foot) have an edge, but there is a 'systemic risk' you can't avoid.
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    They arrived at about the same time I started following sumo. It is hard to forget. Too right it is, specially considering Tenkaiho was probably the least promising of the four.
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    Tenkaiho/Minami is the last one from the promising quartet that joined way back in 01.2007 to retire. Lots of promise, but... An ejection seat is better than no seat at all.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Thank you, MISELET. Your work has been an invaluable asset to us and the result of it became a staple of our evenings. We already miss it. By the way, does anyone know what software he used to record these videos ? VLC ?
  7. Terunofuji looked sluggish and a lot heavier, but he won. It will be difficult to watch him.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Abema working fine on day one.
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    Why is there not even a small Tomokaze hype?

    Do you mean here or in the Japanese press ? I've bumped into a few articles about him lately, but admittedly, with Kisenosato having just retired and Takakeisho looking like an Ozeki in the making, there is not much attention left for someone who is not overly charismatic. Hype or non-hype aside, last basho his oshi-tsuki game was exposed and that happened not only when he lost. I expect kachi-koshi but not an easy debut.
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    What other sports do you watch?

    Brazil Open 2005 ? Are you going to watch the next edition ?
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    Kisenosato intai

    I don't know where it has been posted first, but I've just found it here. https://www.daily.co.jp/general/2019/02/07/0012044391.shtml
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2019

    They can give a not very young (Shimanoumi, 29) but fairly motivated rikishi a chance at proving himself in Makuuchi. Either Yutakayama or Chiyoshoma, both lackluster, would have to give way. It is a no brainer, I think, but the Kyokai will probably play conservatively again like they did last time with Daishomaru/Terutsuyoshi. Shimanoumi would likely bomb anyway, but why not be more aggressive with this promotion/demotion thing. On a side note, I am happy for Daiseido. I have watched very few bouts of him, and in none of them he gave me the impression of being long-term sekitori material, but he's deserved his chance.
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    Aminishiki in 2019 - the veteran question

    It will be hard to find someone to put money against this. A more likely bet would be Takekaze v. Aminishiki, who retires first ? It has a clear favorite, but it is doable.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    Keeping Terutsuyoshi in Juryo with a very promotable record just to save Daishomaru who was not only easily demotable - but also showed some lethargic sumo - is a very poor choice.